New Hampshire Invasives Academy

30 Jul
When:
September 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am – September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
2019-09-26T08:00:00-04:00
2019-09-27T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Enfield Shaker Museum
447 NH Route 4A
Enfield
NH
Cost:
$65
Contact:
UNH Cooperative Extension
Pine stand infested with oriental bittersweet

UNH Cooperative Extension will host a two-day workshop focused on invasive plants on September 26-27, 2019 in Enfield, NH.

Non-native invasive plants pose a serious threat to New Hampshire’s natural environment. UNH Extension aims to increase awareness, collaboration, and capacity to deal with the invasive plant threat by hosting the second annual New Hampshire Invasives Academy September 26-27, 2019 at the Enfield Shaker Museum in Enfield, New Hampshire.

At this special two-day workshop focused on invasive plants, up to 40 attendees will have the opportunity to attend presentations, participate in hands-on activities, learn from colleagues, experts, and each other, and attend field trips covering ecological considerations and management strategies for invasive plants in New Hampshire. Instruction for the Academy will be provided by a diverse group of agency, academic, non-profit, and private industry partners (see instructor list below). Attendees will learn tools and techniques to improve their management plans and activities.

The New Hampshire Invasives Academy is designed for those with a strong interest and some experience in natural resources stewardship, including foresters, land trust staff, natural resource professionals, municipal staff, private landowners, and active community volunteers. Interested participants are encouraged to complete a short application to reserve a spot in the Academy. Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be available for natural resource professionals, including 15 SAF Category 1 CFE credits.

In exchange for the 2-day training participants agree to return to their New Hampshire communities and contribute 20 hours of time sharing information learned at the Academy with landowners, colleagues, clients or other members of their community. A $65 registration fee covers all meals, transportation, and materials. Nearby hotel accommodations will be available (not included in registration fee), with scholarships available.

The New Hampshire Invasives Academy is underwritten by program sponsors, including UNH Cooperative Extension, the USDA Forest Service, Enfield Shaker Museum and other collaborating organizations.

Applications will be accepted through August 1, 2019 when application review will begin. If space is available, applications received after August 1 will be reviewed on a rolling basis until September 15. Acceptance will be based on applicants’ interest and ability to use and share lessons from the Academy with others.

For more information or to register, see https://extension.unh.edu/blog/nh-invasives-academy